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[ cheers and applause ] this morning on "early today," on alert. the hunt is on for a suspected serial killer with links to stabbings in several states. in hot water. surveillance video captures a south carolina sheriff's deputy beating a handcuffed inmate. and tarmac tantrum. a fed-up passenger unleashes on a jetblue pass enjer. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a terror. he's believed to be behind a string of deadly attacks. police in michigan have released a sketch of a white man they
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believe is responsible for 15 men in the flint area. five of the stabbings were fatal. authorities in virginia believe the suspect mayal be responsible for three violent incidents in leeburg. they say they don't know if he's targeting black men or simply encounters them while walking late at night. police are not ready to call the attac attacks racially motivated. yesterday a federal jury in hawaii found him guilty on multiple counts. prosecutors say the 66-year-old passed on design information that would allow missiles to avoid infrared detection. flagrantly defying the united nations security council, iran has begun using new equipment to enrich uranium more efficiently.
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that's according to the international atomic agency yesterday who said iran has started using a second set of centrifuge machines. that would be enriching uranium to 20% maturity. u it could be turned into weapons grade material quicker. they maintain their nuclear activities are for peaceful purposes only. well, the skies were anything but friendly yesterday for one long-time flight attendant whose meltdown after a trip from pittsburgh to new york has landed him in hot water. the jetblue steward now faces charges after allegedly cursing out passengers and then exiting the plane using the slide. >> reporter: he had a smirk on his face but said nothing to cruise. though steven slater was all smiles with port authority police, earlier in the day
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sources say he was anything but happy. it all happened when flight 1052 from pittsburgh to jfk was landing. a female passenger stood up to get her things from the overhead apartment while the plane was still taxiing. as he approached her to sit down, one of her bags hit him in the head leaving a mark. he asked for apology. instead the woman swore at him. the steward returned the choice words and then got on on the p.a. system to the kpek pleaive, kplek pleaive about it's been a good 20 years. after effectively quitting sources say slater grabbed two beersen from the gallery, pulled the emergency hatch, headed for is slide, ran for his car and drove home.
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neighbors say who seemed like a quiet man high tailed it down a quiet street. >> all i see is a gentleman in a jeep flying down the block running, parked the car, and ran into his home. >> reporter: police arrested him at this duh pleks he rented. >> he could face up to seven years in jail. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a south carolina deputy is out of a job after being caught on surveillance video beating an inmate dozens of times with a baton. tin mate reportedly suffered a broken leg and minor lacerations that required stitches. state police are looking into whether his civil rights were violated. police are cleaning up a fiery mess. one tractor-trailer lost control, hit a guardrail and caught fire. a second semi slammed into a pickup truck and that truck hit
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the rear of a third tractor trailer. a florida man is being rehabilitated after getting tangled in a fishing line. rescuers say the animal had been tangled up for two months but they were able to corral him yesterday. they decided to take it to a nearby zoo for surgery instead. and the san francisco giants paid tribute to their city's native son. they were out to remember jerry garcia during a cubs gang. they sake the national an them and garcia's daughter threw out the first pitch. at tie dye shirts were back in fashion for the day or snug guys. you can hear him. he's right there. nbc's met bill karins with the
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weather channel forecast. >> i never went to a concert. >> my husband is a huge, huge fan. think he handled it for the both of us. >> it's a good story, i'm sure. let's talk about what is happening down in the tropics. heading into the gulf, area of low pressure has formed. this has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next two days and so what it's going to do today, it's going to bring a period of rain from tampa to miami. as of now, it does not look to become a huge storm but it may be a beneficial rainmaker for the southeast in the days ahead. the other story out there, the excessive heat warnings all in orange. missouri, southern illinois, areas through tennessee and northern mississippi all under excessive heat warnings today. it's easily going to be 110.
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back here through texas and oklahoma, it's hotter here. it's not add humid, but it's very hot and humid here along the mississippi, so you can't win either way. forecastwise, rain, we're getting a lot of rain once again in iowa, what else is new. up here in new england, scattered showered here this morning. but temperaturewise, the real hot spot is anywhere here in the heartland. that's a look at your tuesday forecast. now here's a look at the bl outside your window. milwaukee, not bad, you're on the cool side of the front. 82. dallas, up to 103. and today will be ten straight days of 100-degree heat. we'll talk about the wednesday forecast and where the tropical system could be. coming ouptown fed, mcdonalds on a high and where your best and worst taxi drivers are. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, you won't believe the
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plans that levi johnston has for the future. the red sox are in a split, a triple play in seattle, and the saints march into the white house. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. cutbacks are in store for the pentagon in an effort to rein in $100 billion. yesterday robert gates said he would close the military command, restrict the use of contractors, and slash the number of generals and admirals across the armed forces. police say an escaped prisoner who broke out of arizona prison with two others has been captured in wyoming. now just one other is on the loose along with a suspected female accomplice who according to authorities helped them bust out of jail. in china, many are missing
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due to a landslide. the death toll jufrpd after devastating landslides in northwestern china. mother nature is also wreaking havoc in moscow. the heat caused by ongoing wildfires have more than doubled the mortality rate in the russian capital. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 10,698 after gaining 45 points yesterday. the s&p added 6, and the nasdaq rose 17. taking a look at oversea s trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei lost 21 points while in hong kong the hang seng fell 327. stocks were up yesterday, but action was limited with many traders sitting on the sidelines waiting to hear what the federal reserve has to say later today about the economy. the federal reserve's interest rate's setting panel meets under pressure to now bolster the flat
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recovery. they're expected to downgrade their former optimism on the health of the economy while keeping interest rates at historic lows. yesterday researchers from the san francisco regional fed were uncharacteristically blunt with their language warning that a dunl dip recession is possible. volume was the lightest yesterday wu there were still winners and losers. mcdonald's hit an all-time high after they reported a stronger than expected july sales thanks to new summer drinks. hewlett-packard was the biggest drag tumbling 8% after chief executive mark hurd's resignation late friday. research in motion boosted the nasdaq up 3.5% on news that the company was working out blackberry concerns with saudi arabia. elsewhere mortgage giant freddie mac needs another $1.8 billion in taxpayer aid, bringing its
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government bailout in two years to more than $64 billion. honor ta is recalling accords and civics to address switch problems. chrysler cut losses and said it's firmly on the road to success. and finally despite being the most expensive, an annual travel poll ranks london's taxis for the best. coming up, walk-off homers, grand slam homers, even birthday homers. >> plus, the mariners may be having a season to forget, but last night they pulled off a play to remember. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. the incredible heat wave continues for the middle of the country and a lot of that heat is moving east. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports yesterday the boston red sox escaped from new york with a split after a close spot win over the yankees. here's nbc's fred roggin with an early look at all your sports headlines. good morning. no team is more banged up than the red sox, yet they're still in the a.l. east race after
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picking up the yankees. down 2-0, the sacks full. struck out granderson. yanks will leave the bases full. 26th homer of the year. 5th in the game. table set for texeira to be the hero of the night but jonathan papelbon struck him out. they're a game and a half back. what has gotten into the orioles? they've won six of their last seven. tied at two in the seventh and everyone home with a final. it's been a tough year for the mariners. they fired their manager yet. around the horn. 5-4-3, and made it look easy. 3-1. happy birthday to jason hayward. houston crashed the party in the seventh. in came two. the play was cut off by the catcher, air mailed it into
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left. astros won it. card against the reds. skip schumaker, grand slam to seventh. he put up seven. and finally the who dat nation converged upon the white house. the president, a self-proclaimed bears fan received a janlts zsa jersey from braze and joked he couldn't waret. rod stewart is doing it again but jennifer aniston says she probably never will. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. there's one family in iowa that's got everyone beat, you're watching "early today."
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well, welcome back on this tuesday morning. if you weren't with us earlier, a tropical depression could form in the gulf of mexico in the next two days currently located just off the florida keys. should bring showery weather and shower storms earlier today and tomorrow into probably looks like thursday and friday time period, some significant rains could spread into the panhandle of florida, mississippi, near mobile, and even there around new orleans. we'll watch that. the other big story, the heat.
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it's going to be a hot day in d.c. and new york city. tomorrow's going to be a bit of a break but 96 in d.c. you go three days in a row. 100 and above in dallas and we're going to get hot once again in denver. if you're watches us in richmond, virginia, young engineers can create dams and make their own floods at the james river water play exhibit at the children's museum of richmond and that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. learning about a little hydrology. thanks, bill. well, now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. levy johnston is working on selling a reality show, loving levi, road to the mayor's office. he plans to run for the same job that started the career of his baby's grandmother.
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meanwhile, how did kate gosselin's show camping trip with her kids and sarah palin start to go? it was a disaster. she suffered a diva-like meltdown and ended up staying for just two days. 41-year-old jennifer aniston admitted to billy bush of "access hollywood," she won't totally ruled it out but she does not want children. that's not the case for 65-year-old rod stufrmt he's going to be a dad for the seventh time. he also has five other children from two previous marriages. i should draw that out on like a blackboard to make it more clear. what do you think about that, bill? >> i think that when his kid is graduated high school he'll be
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about 85. >> you played that one safe, bill. this comes to us from wkll in iowa where one family is sticking together through some very challenging time. mom linda, a major in the national guard will stay home this time but four of her children and one nephew are all deploying to afghanistan this week. all five are carrying the same me mem men toe in their walts, one photo with everyone dressed in their uniforms taken on the fourth of july. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. u
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it's 4:28, 78 very sticky degrees outside. we may be heading toward a record today. good morning, i'm kimberly suiters in for joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang, welcome to this tuesday, august 10, 2010. the search is on for a serial killer. police made the connection between three attacks in lees burg and a dozen attacks in michigan. jackie bensen reports. >> reporter: a leesburg detective who saw news coverage wondered if they might be
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connected to recent attacks here. what he learned is shocking. police in leesburg have this, a security picture showing an older model green chevrolet blazer. the real one has two grapefruit sized dents in the hood. investigators believe the security image shows the suspect leaving the scene of a hammer attack on a teenager. >> the vehicle approached him, asked him for some assistance and the suspect produced a hammer type weapon and attempted to strike him in the head. >> reporter: the victim, 19, is a dark-skinned latino man. investigators quickly noticed comparisons to two other recent crimes in leesburg in which african-american men walking alone were attacked randomly. a detective saw tv news coverage into an investigation into 13 attacks,iv

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